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The City of Ember

DuPrau, Jeanne

(Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The City of Ember
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In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2003.
ISBN: 9780375822735
0375822747
9780375822742
9780385736282
0375822739
Characteristics: 270 p. :,ill., map ;,22 cm.

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For two hundred years, the city of Ember has been the last refuge of the human race. But the lamps that light the city are growing dim, which could mean the end of Ember. 12 year old Lina and her friend Doon have found an ancient message that might hold the key to saving the city. Will they be able to decipher the message, before it's too late?

Aug 26, 2014
  • sewong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book is a real cliffhanger. it took me less than a day to read it

Jul 03, 2014
  • JOE KEEGAN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book, and I think it is a great one for kids to read. It is set in a dystopia, but not one that is as dark as "The Hunger Games". Pretty enjoyable, and I will check out the rest of the series!

Jun 22, 2014
  • archipatel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an awesome book.I recommend you read it

May 05, 2014
  • BELLAWIND002 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My Grade 4 teacher read this book to our class and everyone loved it. Then we watched the movie, I think this is one of the few books that the movie hasn't disappointed me. Now I realized there is an entire serious so I'm going to re-read this book, watch the movie, and then finish the rest of the serious! I love this book and I defiantly recommend it! Enjoy!

Mar 05, 2014
  • THESOUTHAMERICANSPANIARD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing. I am now going to start the next book, and I hope it its as good as this.

Mar 05, 2014
  • KCLS Children's Librarians: Genre Booklists rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm always envious of kids who are reading this for the first time (and without watching the movie version) because they are going to get that awesome feeling at the surprise ending. This is one of the best sci fi books written for kids in the last 20 years.

Jan 22, 2014
  • Doctor_10101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Can't believe I watched the movie first! The book was better. Revealed more than what the movie portrayed. A good read as post-apocalyptic books go.

Jan 02, 2014
  • angiem99 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really loved this book, it brings me into a whole new world and I loved when it got to the Journey part. The ending was so good and it made me wanna read the second book so bad. I would definitely recommend this to all ages

Dec 15, 2013
  • wangruobing rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed Lina and Doon, they are very brave.

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Aug 26, 2014
  • sewong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

sewong thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jul 03, 2014
  • JOE KEEGAN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

JOE KEEGAN thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

rosymaplemoth thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

May 05, 2014
  • BELLAWIND002 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

BELLAWIND002 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jan 02, 2014
  • angiem99 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

angiem99 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Dec 21, 2013
  • Green_Bat_14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Green_Bat_14 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 15

black_raven_129 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jun 05, 2013
  • Red_Cobra_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Red_Cobra_111 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

May 25, 2013
  • wally_613 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wally_613 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Apr 20, 2013
  • firepower223 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

firepower223 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Aug 19, 2012
  • Blue_Baboon_132 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Lina wants to be a messenger but instead has to work underground.

May 04, 2012
  • chihchenl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The City of Ember is a magical story about two teens who finds their way out of a dark, underground city

Apr 18, 2012
  • labladi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In the City of Ember, lived two young teenagers named Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow. Surronding their city is nothing but total darkness. For 200 years, the citizens of the City of Ember lived in a world of amazing lights. But now, the buildings are crumbling, the supplies are decreasing and worst of all- the lights are starting to go out. When Lina finds an old box whos content may save the city from going to utter darkness, she discusses it with Doon. And unfortunately, as the contents of the box were ancient and that Lina's little sister has chewed on it, there are holes in the paper. The papers seem to be instructions for something..... can it be intructions to save their city?

Feb 05, 2009
  • lucky rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A young girl lives in a city where the lights are turned off at the exact same time every day, and where the generator that powers those lights is breaking down. Surrounding them is nothing but total darkness. Will she be able to save the whole city from living in utter darkness?

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But Ember is NOT prospering!!
-Doon

Apr 25, 2013
  • firepower223 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“There is so much darkness in Ember, Lina. It's not just outside, it's inside us, too. Everyone has some darkness inside. It's like a hungry creature. It wants and wants and wants with a terrible power. And the more you give it, the bigger and hungrier it gets.”
― Jeanne DuPrau, The City of Ember

Aug 19, 2012
  • Blue_Baboon_132 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent just great

May 04, 2012
  • chihchenl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

totally read it

Apr 19, 2012
  • labladi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful, interesting, action-packed book that gives this series off to a great start.

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Apr 25, 2013
  • firepower223 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: pushing and shoving, mild

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